Sixth Positive COVID-19 Case in Sweetwater County Discovered in Green River

Sixth Positive COVID-19 Case in Sweetwater County Discovered in Green River

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GREEN RIVER — The sixth positive COVID-19 case in Sweetwater County was discovered Tuesday morning by a private lab used by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

The lab confirmed that a woman in her 40s, living in Green River, has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the six known cases in the county, this is the fifth discovered case in Green River.

According to the Sweetwater County Public Health, the woman is in fair condition and continues to manage her illness at home. Public Health added that the woman is related to the fourth case, a male in his 30s, living in Rock Springs.

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“It is extremely important to stay six-feet away from people you are not housed with, send only one person to the grocery store, and stay home if possible. If you’re sick, stay home,” the press release stated.


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What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, like a temperature of 100 or greater or a cough, DO NOT go to the Emergency Room.

Please call your primary care provider or either Castle Rock Medical Center (Green River) at 307-872-4590 or Memorial Hospital’s Triage Line (Rock Springs) at 307-522-8523. The hotline is available 24/7.

Health professionals will be available to discuss your symptoms and address concerns regarding COVID-19 to determine if a visit or further testing is necessary.

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